Georgia Art Pottery Pair Lidded Jars by W.J. Gordy
Calling all collectors and art enthusiasts! Feast your eyes on these exquisite vintage W.J. GORDY Georgia Art Pottery Pair Lidded Jars. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, these jars are a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of Georgia pottery. Each jar tells a unique story, showcasing the rich heritage and tradition of the region. Whether you're a pottery aficionado or simply appreciate the beauty of handmade art, these lidded jars are sure to be a stunning addition to your collection. Don't miss out on owning a piece of history – get your hands on these magnificent W.J. GORDY pottery jars today!
This handsome pair of lidded pottery jars made by William J. (Bill) Gordy (1910-1993) of Cartersville, Georgia feature some of his outstanding, innovative glazes. The lower glaze is a coppery brown with metallic areas, overlaid with a dripped, variegated green, all on a semi-ovoid form. Each jar has a standing, collared rim surrounding a flat lid that sits on an inner flange; the knob handle is open and cup shaped. Each has a nice pair of applied lug handles.
Each jar is stamped on its dry bottom with the mark "HAND MADE BY W.J. GORDY" used from 1951 to 1970. The larger jar stands 8 1/2 inches tall to the top of the knob; it's 6 inches wide across the handles and has a bottom diameter of 4 1/4 inches. The smaller jar is 7 1/2 inches tall to the top of the knob, 5 1/2 inches across the handles and 3 3/4 inches in diameter at the bottom. Their respective weights are 3 3/4 pounds and 2 3/4 pounds.
These vintage pottery jars are in excellent condition. The knob of the lid on the larger one has a tiny glaze flake on the upper rim and the smaller one has a few small glaze pops, centered in just one area. We've found no cracks, chips or other post-production flaws. They are beautiful examples of this famous Southern potter's work.